London; (1961): William Kimber. First Edition. Octavo. Item #021800
First printing. 208pp., The story of the unexplained destruction of the H.M.S. Natal, one of the finest armored cruisers to be built in the Royal Navy. In 1911, she was chosen to escort King George V and Queen Mary to India for the Coronation Durbar. In 1915, over four hundred officers, men, women and children perished from several mysterious internal explosions. Bound in black paper covered boards, spine lettering gilt, residue from small sticker on front free endpaper, near fine in clipped near fine pictorial dust jacket.